Big Jake Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Richard Boone, Christopher Mitchum, Maureen O'Hara, Bruce Cabot

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BIG JAKE is a film directed by George Sherman in 1971.

The McCandles ranch is attacked by Richard Boone and his gang. The young Jake McCandles is kidnapped and a dozen cowboys working in the ranch murdered. As the kidnappers are asking for a ransom of 1 million dollars, Martha McCandles asks her former husband Big Jake McCandles to come back home and help her. Big Jake, accompanied by two of his sons, heads to Mexico in order to save his grandson.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Big Jake

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws    -   rescue

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   rancher Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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